“Home is not a place, it’s a feeling.”
That sentiment by Irish novelist Cecelia Ahern rings especially true for anyone who owns a home. But there are few places that make people feel both regal and comfortable, until now.
Kristine Livadas is a real estate agent for Douglas Elliman and her listing at 677 Linda Ct., is one beauty of a build. The newly constructed brick colonial home is situated amidst two acres, bordering a nature preserve in the heart of Upper Brookville. Livadas, who received her real estate license in 2004, is a native of the North Shore—she grew up in Port Washington—and knows the area quite well.
“I specialize in North Shore luxury real estate, and cover the area as a generalist agent,” said Livadas. “I feel very fortunate in that I am working in an area that I love in terms of the North Shore. It’s such a special location and there are so many beautiful homes and the community is so fabulous.”
Her main aspiration as an agent is to help her clients and homeowners reach their real estate goals, including the future residents of this timeless beauty.
The grand estate, which is approximately 7,500 square-feet, is located on a quiet cul-de-sac and blends classic design with modern technology. A stunning two-story foyer flows seamlessly into spacious formal and informal living spaces, and with a layout of an open floor plan, each room is filled with airy, natural lighting. In the heart of the home, a gourmet eat-in-kitchen features high end Wolf and Sub Zero appliances and Calacutta Gold Marble countertops. Off the kitchen is a butler’s pantry and breakfast room.
A formal living room with French doors leads to a covered bluestone terrace, lovely for a morning cup of coffee and a formal dining room is perfect for large gatherings. There are five en-suite bedrooms on the second level, including a sumptuous master suite, complete with a fireplace, private terrace and spa-like marble bath. A separate library or office, three-car garage that allows for plenty of storage and amenities like a Control4 Smart Home Automation and Security system are also excellent features of the home.
The entertaining layout continues in the fully finished lower level with a recreation room, gym, movie theater and concession stand, billiards room and mudroom. Top of the line finishes like imported walnut flooring and custom millwork run throughout the home and while the interior design may look gorgeous, the home, according to Livadas, is built like a fortress.
“The person who built the home is a commercial developer and he built way beyond the standards of residential housing codes,” said Livadas, noting that the amount of steel in the structure itself is unique for a new construction. “Whoever buys this new construction will have a very special house. The location is fabulous, the lot is beautiful, and there is a lot of peace and quiet and privacy, yet, you are not too far from everything right on Northern Boulevard.”
Linda Court’s newest build is located in the prime Locust Valley school district and is also close to shops and other amenities. Livadas encourages potential homebuyers to be savvy and astute when doing research and to focus on location, as that is key in any real estate purchase.
“Somewhere that is quiet but near everything; finding that balance can be difficult,” she said, adding that the house is a family home, perfect for people who want to entertain. “This house isn’t overdone. It provides a perfect start, but you can still put your finishing touch on it in your own way.”
For more information on this home at 677 Linda Court, contact Kristine Livadas at 516-629-2606 or email Kristine.Livadas@elliman.com.